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Could ‘travel therapy’ help mental health and wellbeing?

A new cross-disciplinary paper from Edith Cowan University (ECU) proposes we change the way we view tourism, seeing it not just as a recreational experience but as an industry that can provide real health benefits.

Hair-raising research: Scientists find surprising link between immune system, hair growth

Study highlights how current treatments for alopecia work on a cellular level.

Vitamin D deficiency can lead to dementia

“In some contexts, where vitamin D deficiency is relatively common, our findings have important implications for dementia risks. Indeed, in this UK population we observed that up to 17 per cent of dementia cases might have been avoided by boosting vitamin D levels to be within a normal range.”
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On a daily basis, healthcare professionals are faced with many ethical situations along with legal implications. Applied Law and Ethics for Health Professionals, Second Edition tackles ethical situations and the potential legal impacts that many healthcare professionals may face in their careers and asks them to consider their own personal values system and use reasoning skills to come to an informed outcome. Modern cases and topics are discussed, offering real-world ethical and legal accounts that may impact professionals in the field. As the text concludes, readers are again asked to gauge their growth, exploring their newly formed knowledge, values, and opinions on healthcare ethics.
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Top tips for the doctor-patient interview

Top tips for the doctor-patient interview: red flags, cues and communication techniques

There are two sides to every interview. While you are interviewing your patient, your patient is likewise interviewing you. It is, at all times, a good idea to maintain a stylish taste in clothing, articulate clearly, be exceptionally friendly and sensitive to the patient’s feelings, quick to respond, very composed, confident, motivated, able to demonstrate stable work patterns, and be well adjusted/positive about yourself. » Read more...
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